03
SEP
2013

The Miracle of Systems Thinking with Michael Kerr

Living Systems is offering a 2-day course on Family Systems Theory entitled, The Miracle of Systems Thinking with Dr Michael Kerr. I have attended several of their workshops and consistently find them helpful and of good value. Here is the description of this workshop.

When we get stuck in relationship dilemmas, we often keep trying harder by doing the same thing over and over again. We pressure others to be different, less “selfish”, more “altruistic”. Sometimes it takes a radical shift in thinking to lead to a radical shift in entrenched patterns of relating. Differentiation of self is the opposite of trying to change others. The idea encompasses doing for self without being selfish and doing for others without being selfless. When stuck relationships change, the result can seem almost miraculous. This conference will describe such a paradigm shift with a series of lectures and illustrate its clinical applications with case presentations.

Michael E. Kerr, M.D. is a family psychiatrist. He trained under and worked with Murray Bowen M.D. for more than twenty years and then succeeded Dr. Bowen as Director of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. He is co-author with Murray Bowen of Family Evaluation and is writing a second book, Bowen Theory: Defining a Self in Context.

I hope to see all Pastoral Care, Character and Call, Leadership, Marriage and Family, etc students there!

Paddy Ducklow
My name is Paddy Ducklow and I am the "Blog Pro" entitled with the privilege of assisting faculty, board, staff, pastors, students, etc. to write their thoughts and become published! Email me with great ideas at pducklow@carey-edu.ca.
  1. Mark Tubbs Reply
    This conference looks really good, Paddy. I'm pretty sure I'll go. Interesting use of the word "miracle" in the conference title. There's integration for you!

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